Police in Canon City are investigating the presence of some counterfeit $20 bills in the community. Officers say they've received several reports of the fake cash being used.
Detectives say one bill was recovered at a local bank. It was turned in as a deposit from a local yard sale. At least three other bills were recovered from a fast food restaurant, according to investigators.
In all cases, the counterfeit bills were poor quality photo copies, undersized, and printed on soft, standard quality paper. All of the bills recovered so far have the same serial number, EB474884773G
Police are asking the community to closely examine bills, especially $20 and larger bills, that they receive and, if they have concerns, try to recall the circumstances under which they obtained the bill and report this to police.
Your local bank can assist in determining if a bill is counterfeit. If you do receive a counterfeit bill, please call the police department at once.
If you have information concerning this or any other crime you can contact Crime Stoppers in Fremont County at 275-STOP (719-275-7867). You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.